The last seven months have certainly been interesting ones for the broadcast television industry. What have the chief financial officers at some of the nation’s top owners of over-the-air stations been doing to help drive a ship that saw smooth sailing through early March and, since then, has been navigating the choppy waters of a COVID-19 pandemic?
The commemoration of broadcasting’s centennial will spotlight legendary journalists and will feature Ted Koppel, Carol Marin, Soledad O’Brien and Robert Siegel. The program will also include a visit to the grounds of the old Westinghouse Electric works in Pittsburgh where the National Museum of Broadcasting has recreated the tiny rooftop shack that housed KDKA’s transmitter and studio on the night of its historic Nov. 2, 1920, broadcast of the election returns of the presidential race between Warren Harding and James Cox.
The annual fall gathering — virtual this year — will examine television, film, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference, The Streaming Summit, TVNewsCheck’s 10th annual Women in Technology awards and panel discussion as well as other events. In addition, more than 70 tech companies will be exhibiting in the marketplace.
The journalist, host and executive producer will receive the 2020 NAB Show New York Impact Award, honoring her influence and impact on the overall industry.
The virtual show will run Oct. 19-29, showcasing advances in next-generation technology and feature conferences, workshops and exhibits focused on television, film, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. Registration will open in September.
The online event will take place in fall 2020 and include TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 and Post|Production World Online, among other prominent conference programs. NAB says: “Our goal for the digital experience is to provide a valuable forum for the industry to restart, refocus and reengage.”
Rather than rescheduling NAB Show for later this year, NAB will create a new digital offering called NAB Show Express, and will enhance its NAB Show New York later this year.